Coventry City: Viktor Gyokeres signs three-year contract from Brighton for undisclosed charges
Coventry City signed their fourth summer signing by bringing in Swedish international striker Viktor Gyokeres from Brighton to the Premier League.
Gyokeres, 23, who spent the second half of last season on loan with the Sky Blues, has now signed on a more permanent basis, for a three-year contract.
It follows that of Arsenal Ben Gerbe, Sheffield United goalkeeper Simon moore and Derby striker Martyn Waghorn.
They have also signed Ricardo Dinanga, 19, of Cork for their Under 23.
Like Sheaf’s transfer from Arsenal, the Sky Blues once again had to pay undisclosed fees for Gyokeres.
He was on loan for the first three months of last season with another Swansea City Championship team before being recalled from loan to join Coventry in the hope of having more playing time.
“Viktor is a talented forward with good power, good pace and movement, and great potential,” said boss Mark Robins. “He showed a great attitude when he was with us on loan.
“He has gained confidence in himself and we hope he will continue to show the same improvement and the same desire.”
The transfer of winger Dinanga to Coventry on a two-year contract, in which he will initially partner with the Sky Blues Under-23 team, is subject to international clearance.
Under-23 head coach Luke Tisdale said: “He’s a talented and fast winger who can play on both flanks, who impressed us when he tried last season.”
City, who finished 16th in their debut season back in the league last season, are back at their old home in Coventry for the start of the new campaign after two seasons shared with Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.
They are set to open the new season on Sunday 8 August at home in Nottingham Forest – at the new Coventry Building Society Arena.
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